october in april.

[notes from a compulsive list-maker.]

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

fifties frenzy.

this weekend i took some pictures, made some soup (to combat sniffles).

holed up and read:
- yates' revolutionary road.
- simpson's poets in their youth.

i am just now feeling like i've managed to pry my brain out of the '50s.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

who needs 'pataphysics when we have science?

this is both amusing and (for some) potentially unsettling, regarding bats and the size of certain organs.

[courtesy of brother #1]

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Then arrange to give all the folks their chance to roar and applaud.

moving pictures:
- fateless (very beautiful and difficult).
- wedding crashers.
- rounders (complete with our own card game--but we play spades).
- much of season two of the sopranos.
- guarding tess ('cuz nicholas cage is something).
- cq.

- james' the aspern papers.
- chekhov.

- hopkins.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

You can put your own talents into an Edison Phonograph and make Records for your friends.

The Victor is more than a mere talking machine.

which is to say:
i have audio files from the radio. email me if you'd like them.

- caché--pretty wonderful.

- hejinian's my life--finally.

Sunday, January 08, 2006


and only slightly shameless.

yes, it's late notice, but if you'll be around a computer at 8.30 EST tonight, i'll be reading some of my poems on one of columbia's shows. it was pre-recorded.

so: wkcr, 89.9 FM, and you can listen to it here. tonight. at 8.30.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

less work; better work.

the slow cooker (grandma's gift) cooks amazingly.

if you're whittling away an afternoon (book, couch, window, pajama pants) you might be amused by bunnies acting out famous movies in 30 seconds.

i may be (henceforth) stealing entry titles from another beloved gift, All-American Ads 1900-1919.

Friday, January 06, 2006

some kind of domesticity.

i hosted a dinner party.
my timing of various dishes was not so good.
but food intake involved:
- escargot.
- shrimpies.
- pasta with pesto.

the next day s'mores were attempted in the oven.
they were overcooked.
a somewhat dejected yet delightful mess.

movie intake:
- the american president.
- mr. and mrs. smith.
- broken flowers.

worded intake:
- edward carey's alva and irva.

tonight i will cook with my new slow cooker.

[and the girl thinks various resolves, while attempting not to. so she whips around, distrusting:]

[image by yoshitomo nara.]

Sunday, January 01, 2006


happening, happily, happy happy new year.

here are some pictures for you, courtesy of brother #2.


aforementioned fro tree, close-up.

the whole.

i wore great grandmother's housecoat quite a bit.